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Applying CSSP’s Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame to Our Work

July 2020

Attendees learned about the anti-racist intersectional frame developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), and to explore its application to CSSP’s Strengthening Families work and other projects related to young children and their families. The webinar also discuss opportunities to apply the frame within your own Strengthening Families work in your programs, communities, and systems.


Early Relational Health and Protective Factors

June 2020

This webinar offered an opportunity to reflect on the importance of foundational relationships and how this work can strengthen the protective factors framework and be integrated with your implementation of Strengthening Families.


Early Relational Health National Survey: What We’re Learning From the Field

May 2020

This report discusses the Early Relational Health (ERH) National Survey conducted across early childhood health communities to get a better sense of current ERH-related activities, practices, and policies and how we can find opportunities to advance an ERH agenda.

(31 pp)



Getting to the Heart of Equity: A Human Centered Design Case Study

April 2020

The application of a human-centered design approach by Del Norte and Tribal Lands (DNATL), part of The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, illustrates one strategy for engaging and partnering with community members to design an initiative that strives for health equity. This report explores how human-centered design was used in the BHC-DNATL work.

(16 pp)


Building an Early Learning Community: Orientation to the Digital Progress Rating Tool

January 2020

In this webinar, attendees learned about the building blocks of an Early Learning Community and learn how to use exciting new, free tools that can help you assess your current efforts and build an action plan.


Building Blocks for Early Learning Communities

January 2020

This webinar focused on a new digital tool available for communities to assess and improve upon their efforts to work across systems to become an Early Learning Community - and learn about how the building blocks of Early Learning Communities point us toward opportunities to help families build protective factors throughout our communities.


Building Strong Local Alliances to Support Your PN-3 Agenda

August 2019

This presentation provided community engagement strategies for sharing power and building allies to help advance work in the prenatal-to-three space. Presenters shared frameworks for community engagement which increase levels of impact, trust and communication as well as what it takes to create conditions for full engagement where all participants feel welcomed, supported, and respected for their unique contributions.


Best Practice Brief: Integrating the Promotores Model to Strengthen Community Partnerships

January 2019

This issue brief is meant to provide community leaders and their partner organizations with a deeper understanding of the Promotor Model, including its purpose, history, and contributions to community capacity building efforts.

(27 pp)


Progress Towards Building an Affirming and Supportive Child Welfare System: getREAL in Allegheny County

April 2019

This report details an Institutional Analysis conducted by CSSP in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA) and examines institutional changes that have occurred on the county's journey to better support LGBTQ+ children in care. The IA also captured some of the current experiences of LGBTQ+ children, youth, and families who interact with the child welfare system since the implementation of getREAL.

(12 pp)



Best Start Communities and Capacity Building in Action

January 2019

This report explores the work of four of the Best Start Communities at a key transitional moment: as they prepare to end their relationships with the Capacity Builders who helped support them through critical years of development, and engage with new regional and local partners in their work.

(23 pp)